Pirathon Gold Label Shiraz Scores 96 points

We are very pleased to announce Pirathon Gold Label Shiraz 2016 was awarded 96 points  by New Zealand’s well known reviewer Sam Kim of Wine Orbit.

“Gloriously opulent and powerful, the wine shows black/blueberry, cedar, pepper spice, floral and cocoa

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Photos from the First Crush of the 2021 Vintage

Vintage started last Wednesday Feb 17 at the new winery. To date we have crushed just under 18 tonnes of Barossa Shiraz. So far quality looks excellent, colours are deep and vivid. Yields in the Barossa are much better than …

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Pirathon wins Gold at the Global Syrah Masters 2020

Gold Medal Winner! Both Pirathon Blue and Pirathon Silver 2018 won gold at the Global Syrah Masters 2020. Available now: https://purchase.pirathon.com/

The Drinks Business Global Syrah Masters is a competition for all styles of Syrah from around the world. From …

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What does Shiraz wine taste like?

Shiraz and Syrah are wines of power and intensity, both have blackberry-like black fruit characteristics, medium to strong tannin structure and a touch of black pepper. However, the climate in which the grapes are grown will make a significant difference …

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What’s the correct way to pronounce the wine name Shiraz?


Shiraz is an immensely popular red wine. In Australia phonetically it’s pronounced “shee-raz”, which rhymes with the planet Mars. If you’re from America the pronunciation may differ a little to rhyme with “jazz” instead.

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What is the difference between Syrah and Shiraz?

On the surface, not much! Syrah and Shiraz refer to the exact same grape. Generally, they’re just referred to differently on either side of the Equator with Syrah north of the Equator and Shiraz south of equator, more specifically in …

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The first peek at 2019 Silver Shiraz

2019 Silver Shiraz is all laid out ready for emptying and blending next week. Exciting!

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March Ponsonby News wine column featuring Pirathon!

Phil Parker of the Ponsonby News has this to say about Pirathon Blue Shiraz

My gateway wine in the late 70s was a Aussie Shiraz. Back in the day, they were huge wines at about 17% alcohol and fully of …

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Pirathon Blue scores 90 points by Cameron Douglas – premier master sommelier

‘A lovely bouquet of Shiraz with an intense, spicy and fruity attack. Aromas and flavours of dark berries and plum, black licorice, toasty oak and cacao’ – Read more of the review here.…

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Welcome to PW Wines

We want to give a warm welcome to our newest distributor PW Wines who is distributing Pirathon in New Zealand. PW Wines specializes in importing Shiraz and currently distribute wines from Victoria, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Limestone …

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